We are excited to announce the return of the ClexaCon Film Festival! The festival is held alongside ClexaCon, the first and largest multi-fandom event for LGBTQ+ women, those who identify as non-binary, and of course, allies! ClexaCon brings together thousands of diverse LGBTQ+ fans and content creators from around the world to celebrate positive representation for LGBTQ+ women in the media.
The film festival will take place at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 16-19, 2020
The festival will include Feature & Short Films, Episodics, Animation & Music Videos.
All chosen films will receive a free pass to the convention which will include access to industry panels and events.
The ClexaCon Film Festival accepts films that contain content related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer women & those who identify as non-binary . Entry into the Festival constitutes agreement with all Festival and ClexaCon guidelines and rules, and implies permission to exhibit work during the Festival and to use press kit images and ad copy in Festival and ClexaCon advertising. Submission also includes permission for ClexaCon to use to use clips from submissions in film festival promotional videos.
By submitting your film ("Art"), you warrant 1) that you have the full right, power, and authority to grant ClexaCon ("Sponsor") the right to exhibit the Art to the public; 2) that you have all necessary rights in and to the literary and musical material upon which the Art is based or which are used therein, and any other rights necessary for the Sponsor to exhibit the film to the public; 3) neither the Art nor any part thereof violates or infringes any trademark, trade name, contract, agreement, copyright, or right of privacy or "moral rights of authors," or any law or regulation or other right whatsoever, or defames any person or other entity. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless ClexaCon ("Sponsor") from and against any and all liability, loss, cost and expense including, but not limited to, attorney's fees and court costs occasioned by your breach of any of the aforementioned warranties, or for any claim arising out of loss or damage to the work.
Submissions are only accepted for works made between April 1, 2018 and April 1, 2020
All short and feature films must be original and be new to our film festival.
We accept online submissions only through FilmFreeway.com.
Preview submissions must be submitted via a secure online screener (e.g. vimeo.com with password), or through a secure online link via FilmFreeway.com. Uploaded films must be in their entirety; trailers will not be considered.
ELIGIBLE EXHIBITION FORMATS
Acceptable formats for exhibition in the Festival include: Digital File (H.264). We strive to make our festival as inclusive as possible, and all screening copies are highly encouraged to have English subtitles. All non-English language entries must have English subtitles.
ROUGH CUTS & WORKS-IN-PROGRESS
Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission only if completed by January 1, 2020
Music Videos - 10 minutes Max
Animation - 10 minutes Max
Short Films - 20 Minutes Max
Feature Film -240 Minutes Max
Web Series - Episode length - 15 minutes max
All FilmFreeway submissions will be marked "In Consideration" once payment, entry forms, and an online link of the film have all been received. Entrants will be notified of festival selections by February 7, 2020.
Once your film is accepted, please send high quality digital images from your film (minimum 300dpi in a tiff or jpeg format) emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or uploaded to the film’s corresponding FilmFreeway profile. Please also send along Electronic Press Kits or any other publicity materials you may have (if available). High quality stills make a significant difference in press coverage for accepted films.
All entries will be reviewed by the Festival Committee who will also determine a shortlist of nominees for the Festival. Once a film is submitted for entry, it may not be withdrawn.
The Festival does not pay rental fees.